|E100-45: Proverbs 16:1 - 18:24: What are proverbs or what is Proverbs? - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Proverbs are pithy sayings. Short, thought-provoking, often using vivid imagery proverbs work by making you think. But they are often used as a source of quick simple answers. The book of Proverbs is a collkection of loads of such sayings with a long preface and short epilogue that encourage young men to meditate on this advice. The goal of Proverbs is lives lived well. A proverb can be applied like a Band Aid to appropriate situations, BUT their greatest value is when you meditate them...
Keywords: bible; proverbs; wisdom; proverb
|E100-44: Proverbs 1:1 - 4:27: Where is wisdom to be found? - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Most of Proverbs contains collections of proverbs (pithy sayings about life) but the book has a nine chapter prologue and a half chapter epilogue. The epilogue is a poem describing an ideal(ised) wife. The prologue seeks to motivate the student (a young male - notice all the "my son" language) to follow his mother's advice and live a faithful, respectable, respectful, honest life. The last chapters sex up this motivational speech by picturing Wisdom as a woman, who should become the young man's ...
Keywords: bible; proverbs; wisdom; apocrypha